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Post  pinhedz on Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:27 am

It's hard to believe this was 10 years ago. Shocked 


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:05 am

tell me about it. you are not kidding. you can say that again.


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:41 am

So Jan is in Brazil posting pics of Igauzu Falls on Facebook, which means I'm in the hot seat at the Saturday morning rehearsals.

Fortunately Svetlana did not whip me too hard.  I think maybe she likes me. What a Face I love you I love you I love you

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:42 am


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:43 am

pinhed -- "I think my broken finger is back about 89%."

Svetlana -- "To me you are always 100%."

[Did she really say that?  Shocked I love you I love you I love you ]

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Post  retrato hablado on Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:25 pm

she meant that you're so bad your full capacity is that of someone with a broken finger!

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:00 am

^
BADA-BING!  

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Post  pinhedz on Thu May 22, 2014 3:11 pm

OK--the Ukrainians made it here without mishaps or injuries.  

I wonder if they'll want to go back?  

Things are starting to heat up--ONLY TWO MORE REHEARSALS before we have to deliver the goods.  


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Post  pinhedz on Thu May 22, 2014 3:15 pm

Here we see the Marunyches recreating their favorite scene from "Once Upon a Time in America"




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Post  woo on Fri May 23, 2014 7:54 am

My pa was one of the first to see 'Once Upon A Time In America'. There was a private showing of it in Beverly Hills at I'm-not-going-to-tell-ya where some of the gangsters depicted in the film resided at the time. The makers of the film wanted their approval before it was released for public consumption. My dad was the manger of not'gonna'tell'ya at the time, so he got to sit in and watch the film. Pretty fly, hun?




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Post  pinhedz on Fri May 23, 2014 8:13 am

woo wrote:My pa was one of the first to see 'Once Upon A Time In America'. There was a private showing of it in Beverly Hills at I'm-not-going-to-tell-ya where some of the gangsters depicted in the film resided at the time. The makers of the film wanted their approval before it was released for public consumption. My dad was the manger of not'gonna'tell'ya at the time, so he got to sit in and watch the film. Pretty fly, hun?
The Marunyches think it was the most romantic thing ever--the handsome gangster boy reserves the entire restaurant and staff for one romantic dinner--and the orchestra plays "Amapola". I love you  I love you  I love you  I love you 

Only in America--is it any wonder the Ukrainians want to be Americans. Very Happy

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Post  pinhedz on Fri May 30, 2014 9:37 am

It's an old picture, but I just ran across it:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38928609@N02/3986509342/in/set-72157619883897641

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Post  pinhedz on Sat May 31, 2014 3:25 am

Today is DRESS REHEARSAL day for the BIG WEEKEND--are we ready? affraid 

Just remember, you never want to peak too soon. Cool

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:58 pm

OK--we knocked 'em dead in Rockville. cheers 
Tomorrow we conquer Arlington.   

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:45 pm

Arlington is conquered. cheers
The Ukrainians are partying hardy. drunken 
Svetlana says she is very happy conducting us, even if she is sometimes not looking happy. 

Zhenya's mom says that Putin is a tyrant, and in Crimea now the people are crying. Crying or Very sad
As we know, ethyl alcohol is very good medicine, but enough is enough, so the pinhed must now to bed. 

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:54 am

Ilhan says that he has learned more in his first year with Svetlana than he learned in 10 years playing in Mike's band.

But he's afraid of Svetlana. Neutral 

He was surprised at the party last night to see Svetlana showing friendliness and affection for musicians, including the pinhead.

It's true, if you have only experienced the whippings during rehearsals, you don't really know Svetlana.


Top two conductor's insults that are even harsher than Svetlana:

"God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way."

-- Arturo Toscanini

"I hate you all because you destroy my dreams."

-- Arturo Toscanini (who else?)


Number #1 compliment from Svetlana:

"That was not bad, and it was very nearly good."

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:57 pm

Olga will rejoin us this fall. What a Face I love you I love you I love you 

But first she's going to tour Europe (without red hair) playing "Tosca."

There's often a good deal of blood in Olga's roles--but I reckon that's just how opera is:


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:49 am

So, Svetlana is on the pinhedz case, as usual, saying stuff like:

-- It's nice you have that part memorized, but you forgot to memorized the rests, so you're two bars ahead of the orchestra.bounce 

That's when Andrey says:

-- It sounded pretty good, tho.  

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:52 am

I suggested that the next time Olga sings with us, we should have her stab somebody. What a Face 

But The Board rejected the idea. Neutral 

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:33 am

So, Jan takes off for Croatia and leaves the pinhed to be whipped by Svetlana to a velvety smooth puree. affraid

And there's Henry in the second row saying " 'Broken finger' my aunt Martha! bounce  You never heard Django crying 'broken finger,' did you?"

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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  pinhedz on Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:31 am

Today's gig is in Silver Spring, MD, but the show's organizers say there will be no wine and cheese for the musicians--just bread and water.

I think I'll just have to go out to the Café Très Chic right afterwords. Very Happy

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:01 am

Maybe I should start thinking about putting on the rubashka and packing the music stand so I can get to the gig on time.

Or not.

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Post  woo on Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:32 am

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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  pinhedz on Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:38 am

Yes, we are trying to teach Svetlana to say things like "khou abou' 'dem ro-yals!" cheers

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